Mosaic Scales Back Near-Term Phosphate Production, Citing Weather, Inventories

🕔Mar 7, 2019The Mosaic Company today announced that it will reduce its phosphate production plans by 300,000 tons for the spring season. Mosaic has been monitoring U.S. markets and NOLA DAP prices, […]

Fertilizer: Argentina Might be the Next Big Market – DTN

🕔Jan 26, 2018Argentina’s soil fertility is degrading because farmers do not apply enough fertilizer as needed. This problem will affect productivity in the future; in the meantime, this indicates a potential fertilizer […]

Fertilizer: Gulf Urea and DAP Prices Continue Lower

🕔Oct 10, 2017In the week ending October 6, average Urea and DAP prices in the New Orleans region (NOLA) finished lower for the second consecutive week. Urea After a three-week run-up in […]

Water Quality: Multi-State Efforts Help Nutrient Runoff – DTN

🕔Mar 21, 2017Terry McClure wants to come clean. The Grover Hill, Ohio, farmer has proactively set up two water-monitoring sites to show how differing cropping techniques influence nutrient runoff. “We are taking […]

Illinois Soybeans: Trapping Phosphate with Gypsum

🕔Dec 22, 2016It’s time to think about applying gypsum in the fall to build soil structure while trapping phosphate on the landscape so it doesn’t end up moving off the field into […]

Michigan: Fall Fertilizer Practices Following a Drought Season

🕔Nov 10, 2016Mid-Michigan was adversely affected by early season drought this year. Corn yields in particular were reduced. Reduced yields have implications for fertilizer practices in the following year. Instinctively, farmers recognize […]

Potash – Fall Or Spring Applications? – DTN

🕔Jan 26, 2016Last fall I wrote an article about the fate of dry phosphate fertilizer if applied in the fall or spring. This article generated this reader question from Ocheyedan, Iowa: “I […]

Flint On Crops: Soil Fertility, More than Meets the Eye

🕔Apr 27, 2015Plants need and use large quantities the three major plant nutrients. Most people are familiar with the three numbers that are plainly displayed on fertilizer containers such as 13-13-13, 6-8-8 […]

Fertilizer: China Considers Changing Export Tax Policy — DTN

🕔Jan 14, 2015China’s government is discussing its fertilizer export tax policy. The new lower export tax may lead to more fertilizer exports this year. “It is possible that China will stop applying […]

Fertilizer: China’s Production Capacity Exceeds Demand — DTN

🕔Jan 9, 2015Fertilizer production capacity is exceeding market demand in China, pushing market prices lower but also causing challenges for fertilizer producers. “Fertilizer producers are struggling to survive,” said Rongjian Sun, chairman […]

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